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Cong moves HC against project owned by CM’s son

Panjim: The Congress has moved High Court against eco-tourism project owned by Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar’s son Abhijat at Netravali in Sanguem taluka alleging arbitrary grant of approvals to the project leading to destruction of eco-fragile area. The party has blamed successive BJP-led state governments for allowing and shielding the …

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No clarity on by-election date

Panaji: Lack of clarity on the announcement of date for by-elections to the Mandrem and Shiroda Assembly constituencies has opened the doors in political circles for speculation about pre-matured dissolution of the Goa Legislative Assembly. The bypolls to the Shiroda and Mandrem constituencies have been necessitated as two of the …

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Cong threatens to move Lokayukta against govt

Panjim: Congress party on Tuesday threatened to move Lokayukta against State government for awarding electrical works to the tune of Rs 45 crore to L&T Infrastructure Ltd, the project consultant for third Mandovi Bridge, without following tendering process. Addressing media persons, Congress president Girish Chodankar charged that in a bid …

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Recognise regional aspirations or face ire: Vijai to BJP

Margao: Town and Country Planning Minister Vijai Sardessai has advised the Bharatiya Janata Party to honour and recognize the regional aspirations and resume mining activities before the Lok Sabha elections, failing which it will have to face people’s ire. He asserted that it was the Goa Forward Party that popularized …

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Comunidade convention adjourned pending polls

Panjim: The statutory convention of 223 comunidade organized on Sunday, after a gap of almost ten years, had to be adjourned pending elections of managing committees of several of these age-old bodies. The Revenue Department had asked representatives of comunidades in the State, which are headed by three administrators under …

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Shiroda Cong workers opposed to party fielding ‘imported’ candidates

Ponda: Congress workers from Shiroda have opposed fielding imported candidates for the upcoming by-election to Shiroda constituency. The Congress workers were addressing a party Melava at Shiroda on Sunday. Responding to the concerns of the workers, Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) President Girish Chodankar said that the party would not …

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Cong claims Constitutional crisis as Assembly sessions curtailed

Panjim: Congress party on Sunday alleged that the BJP-led government in the State has been holding curtailed Assembly sessions to hide the differences within the alliance partners and to avoid the situation of being ousted from power. Addressing media persons, Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) spokes-person Adv Rohit Bras D …

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Youth Cong launches Chalo Panchayat Ward Abhiyan

Curchorem: Goa Pradesh Youth Congress launched Chalo Panchayat Ward Abhiyan at the hands of Chief Guest AICC Secretary and Youth Congress In-Charge Krishna Allavaru at Sports Complex hall, Borimoll, Quepem on Sunday. On the occasion, Goa Pradesh Congress Committee President (GPCC) Girish Chodankar congratulated AICC President Rahul Gandhi for giving …

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